Magazine article Anglican Journal

Everything Old Is New Again

Magazine article Anglican Journal

Everything Old Is New Again

Article excerpt

Restoration work has begun in Toronto's only wood-framed church, the former St. Matthias Anglican Church.

Designated as a heritage building in 2003, the 118-year-old church has both historical and architectural significance, according to Lynda Davey-Longstreet of Toronto Bell Cote Heritage Preservation.

Originally built in 1895 as Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Malton, Peel county, the church was relocated to Scarlett Road in 1923. The church showcases the Victorian Gothic Revival style of architecture, with its L-shaped plan, three-sided apse and cross-gable roof with bell cote and chimney.

When Hurricane Hazel struck Toronto on Oct. 15, 1954, St. Matthias Church served as a rescue centre for the community.

Since then, the historic church--described by many as "quaint, small, lovely and charming"--has served other purposes.

In 1957, when the St. Matthias congregation moved to its present-day location on Royal York Road, the property was transferred to the diocese of Toronto. The Christadelphian Church purchased the building in 1959 and sold it in 2009 to a spiritual development centre.

Caption: The former Anglican church showcases the Victorian Gothic Revival style. …

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